This has been the question all along. I wager that most of those who lean left see him as idiotic, an uncouth, self-centered, ignorant, buffoon; in short, a fool! And I wager that many who lean right figure that he plays the archetypal Fool, as in Holy Fool, or Wise Fool, behaving in ways that throw enemies off the scent while he’s busy doing exactly what he (and his helpers) set out to do: Drain the Swamp and Hand the U.S. Government Back to the American People.
It fascinates me how these two groups of people, who are often on the same page in other matters, seem to live in two entirely different worlds regarding their version of President Donald J. Trump.
I tend to see those who think he’s a fool as ego-ridden, terrified of the part of themselves that they consider foolish. To these folks, Trump offers a fantastic mirror for their projections.
And I tend to see those who see him as playing The Fool as ones who enjoy/endure a multidimensional awareness, i.e., not just locked into 3D. Within a more expansive arena, Trump’s clownish antics look more like brilliant strategic moves of a chess master that take many months, even years, to play out.
I sent this essay to a friend of mine; like me, she thinks Trump plays The Fool. But because many of her clients are Never Trumpers riddled with TDS, she prefers not to be named. However, let me tell you: she read this entire article out loud to her still on-the-fence husband, and he replied: “Here’s hopin’!”
Here’s how it begins:
The timing is right for everyone to understand what Donald Trump is doing, and try to decrypt the ambiguity of how he is is doing it. The controversial President has a much clearer agenda than anyone can imagine on both foreign policy and internal affairs, but since he has to stay in power or even stay alive to achieve his objectives, his strategy is so refined and subtle that next to no one can see it. His overall objective is so ambitious that he has to follow random elliptic courses to get from point A to point B, using patterns that throw people off on their comprehension of the man. That includes most independent journalists and so-called alternative analysts, as much as Western mainstream fake-news publishers and a large majority of the population.
About his strategy, I could make a quick and accurate analogy with medication: most pills are designed to cure a problem, but come with an array of secondary after-effects. Well, Trump is using medication solely for their after-effects, while the first intent of the pill is what’s keeping him in power and alive. By the end of this article, you’ll see that this metaphor applies for just about every decision, move or declaration he’s made. Once you understand what Trump is about, you’ll be able to appreciate the extraordinary presidency he’s conducting, like no predecessor ever came close to match. MORE
Ben Garrison sums up the latest, and ongoing, sting, with this cartoon: Ukraine Cookie Jar.